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Time is not a great healer. It is an indifferent and perfunctory one. Sometimes it does not heal at all. And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

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She attended Addiscombe College Hove in 1898–1901 then boarded for two terms in 1901–2 at Howard College Bedford before embarking on a university degree in Classics. Compton-Burnett was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1967. " In her essay collection L'Ère du soupçon (1956) an early manifesto for the French nouveau roman Nathalie Sarraute hails Compton-Burnett as an "one of the greatest novelists England has ever had".

She was awarded the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son. Compton-Burnett.

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